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Author Q&A ft @KimHeadlee | Snow in July Book Tour and #Giveaway | #Medieval #ParanormalRomance

What was your biggest challenge in writing Snow in July? Snow in July began in 1999 as a collaboration with a longtime wri...

What was your biggest challenge in writing Snow in July?
Snow in July began in 1999 as a collaboration with a longtime writer-friend, Patricia Duffy
Novak. The plan was for her to write Alain’s viewpoint while I contributed Kendra’s scenes, and
we were going to alternate between them. When life challenges prevented Patricia from
continuing, she gave me her blessing to finish the story, but since she had already written about
three chapters’ worth of Alain’s scenes, it took the longest time for me to understand and
internalize his character.

When writing the book, what did you discover about the hero that surprised you?
The biggest surprise to me was how fast Alain fell for Kendra; initially I had planned for the
process to take longer for both of them. But once he became smitten, then his central internal
challenge revolved around when and how he would reveal his true identity to her, which became
a more interesting storytelling choice while still balancing the sexual tension between them.
Why should readers who haven't picked up one of your books before give this one a try?
Snow in July is a stand-alone story, so there’s no need to worry about having missed backstory
from another novel, and there’s no pressure to invest in some unknown number of sequels. It’s
a fun read with a lot of heart and soul, it’s not graphic and so it’s even suitable for teens, and it’s
a great introduction to my style and the type of epic, legendary stories I love to create.
Is there anything you'd like to say to your readers?

Thank you so much for your interest in and support of my work!

Snow in July
by Kim Iverson Headlee
Genre: Medieval Paranormal Romance 

From the award-winning pen of Kim Iverson Headlee comes the exciting, poignant love story of a distressed damsel who wields a fierce fireplace poker and the smoking hot knight she must save from himself.

"Captivating!" ~ Kemberlee Lugo-Shortland, Heart of Fiction

Sir Robert Alain de Bellencombre has been granted what every man wants: a rich English estate in exchange for his valiant service at the Battle of Hastings. To claim this reward, the Norman knight must wed the estate's Saxon heiress. Most men would leap at such an opportunity, but for Alain, who broke his vow to his dying mother by failing to protect his youngest brother in battle, it means facing more easily broken vows. But when rumors of rampant thievery, dangerous beasts, and sorcery plaguing a neighboring estate reach his ears, nothing will make him shirk duty to king and country when people's lives stand at risk. He assumes the guise of a squire to scout the land, its problems, and its lady.

Lady Kendra of Edgarburh has been granted what no woman wants: a forced marriage to an enemy who may be kith or kin to the man who murdered her beloved brother. Compounding her anguish is her failure to awaken the miraculous healing gift bequeathed by their late mother in time to save his life. Although with his dying breath, he made her promise to seek happiness above all, Kendra vows that she shall find neither comfort nor love in the arms of a Norman… unless it snows in July.

Alain is smitten by Lady Kendra from the first moment of their meeting; Kendra feels the forbidden allure of the handsome and courtly Norman "squire." But a growing evil overshadows everyone, invoking dark forces and ensnaring Kendra in a plot to overthrow the king Alain is oath-bound to serve. Kendra and Alain face a battle unlike any other as their honor, their love, their lives, and even their very souls lie in the balance.

Kim Headlee lives on a farm in southwestern Virginia with her family, cats, goats, Great Pyrenees goat guards, and assorted wildlife. People and creatures come and go, but the cave and the 250-year-old house ruins--the latter having been occupied as recently as the mid-twentieth century--seem to be sticking around for a while yet.

Kim has been a published novelist since 1999 with the first edition of Dawnflight (Sonnet Books, Simon & Schuster) and has been studying the Arthurian legends for nigh on half a century.

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  1. Best of luck with the book and book tour! I included the tour in the Thursday, Sep. 19, 2019 edition of The BookTube Your Shelf Daily Reader:

  2. Thank you for hosting Snow in July on your blog and for your interest in my work.


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